By making a legal but unhealthy product increasingly unaffordable, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his confederates have effectively nudged thousands of smokers and shopkeepers into criminal behavior. Now, writes Greg Beato, he wants to raise the stakes by increasing the penalties for the behaviors he's induced.
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Fines continued to pile up for almost a decade.
Comedy, meet cancel culture
"Controlled choice" is supposed to fix inequality in New York public schools. It might make everything worse.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.